Save the date: Lecture by Dr. Pavel Onderka on 4. May 2017

Continuation of a lecture series in cooperation with the Institut für Ägyptologie of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, AcrossBorders, Adele Hartmann-Programm Prof. Julia Budka

New research on the archeology and history of Nubia and ancient Sudan

Thursday, 4. May, 6.15 pm
The Re-Discovery of a Meroitic Royal City

Dr. Pavel Onderka

Since 2009, a team from the National Museum in Prague has been researching the meroitic royal city of Wad Ben Naga in the Sudan. In 14 campaigns, the Czech excavations under the leadership of Pavel Onderka have rediscovered the importance and history of an ancient site. Though still an impressive ruin in the 19th century, it was largely destroyed by a railway line laid across the ancient city. The excavations in the west of the city have uncovered a temple dedicated to the goddess Mut. The current work on the palace of Wad Ben Naga is of particular interest to Munich: the palace was built by Queen Amanishakheto, whose gold treasure is the highlight of the Sudan exhibitionroom of the Munich Museum.

Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst, Auditorium
Gabelsbergerstraße 35, 80333 München

Lecture in German | free admission

Palast von Wad Ben Naga© Grabungsprojekt Wad Ben Naga
Palace of Wad Ben Naga